Viewpoints

Alcohol attracts unsavory people, businesses
What is happening to our country? Where has responsibility and common since gone? The media reported that someone wants to put a lounge in his department store and get a...
Poll
Forty-two tourists were polled by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce: How many days to you expect to stay in Rusk during the Lone Ranger train ride?...

DPS has 'zero tolerance' for drivers who pass stopped school buses
Be on the lookout for school children, school buses As Texas school children prepare to head back to school, the Texas Department of Public Safety reminds all drivers to...
A stamp of approval
Attention Rusk students, parents and grandparents: The Cherokee Stamp Club would like you to become a member. The hobby of stamp collecting is a very rewarding experience...
Fashion show success
I want to take a minute to thank all of those who have been participating in the fashion show and especially those who have donated door prizes and are promoting the side...
Kudos for street repair
I would like to acknowledge my appreciation to the City of Rusk for the excellent repair work that was recently completed on my street. I am truly impressed with the...
Sales tax holiday set for Aug. 15-17
Texas shoppers will have an opportunity to stretch their back-to-school budgets in August. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced that the 10th annual sales tax holiday...
Good Samaritan needs food
Rusk is a great town to live in because I believe our community truly cares about those who are less fortunate. One of the ways we do that is by having an organization...
An open letter to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi
Dear Madam, Please explain to the American people which part of "Republic" you do not understand? We are and have been a republic since the beginning of this nation. We...
Is wet-dry issue based on economic growth or 'control?'
There are two majority positions on the possible wet-dry election: #8226; it will provide economic stimulus and an increase in tourism and #8226; it will result in...
Rotary president recalls past year's accomplishments
As another Rotary year comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the businesses and the citizens of Rusk for helping our club make this a very...
Baseball association leadership shows character
As an intermediate school physical education teacher, I talk to my students all the time about being good citizens and showing character. My example of character to them...
Rusk Volunteer Fire Department offers guidelines to avoid rural fires
Thank you to all of the individuals and businesses for your generous support and assistance to the Rusk VFD during our annual fundraiser. Your donations make it possible...
Don't contaminate Rusk with 'progress'
After reading the Cherokeean last week concerning the wet-dry proposal for Rusk I was appalled - along with a lot of other people. It really surprised me, that they would...
What would Jesus really do?
Regarding a possible wetdry election in Rusk: the question is not WWJD, (What would Jesus do) - but what would Jacksonville do? After all, Jesus was the most famous...